Bengals merchandise flies off the shelves

Bengals fans flock to stores and gear flies off the shelves. Sporting goods stores are struggling to keep anything black and orange in stock. After decades of disappointment, fans are ready to throw in the cash to partake in the excitement of the town. The phones don’t stop ringing and the cash registers are ringing the sales one after the other. Ben Wessel is 12 years old and only has eyes for one thing. “Ja’Marr Chase jersey,” he said. This number 1 jersey is a rare and hard to find commodity. Koch’s Sporting Goods posted on Twitter that a shipment has arrived. Then, fans quickly followed. “We’ve been season ticket holders since Paul Brown opened and again our whole family are huge Bengals crackpots. We always have been,” Brian Brockhoff said. Brockhoff picked up two Sam Hubbard jerseys to send to his daughter in Los Angeles. doesn’t have any gear, so we’re going to put him through the night tonight,” he said. He went to Nashville to cheer on the Bengals and soon he’ll be heading back to Kansas City. “How can you not support the momentum and energy of the team? The ownership, their family, the coaching staff…it’s magnetic,” Brockhoff said. Store owners said it was difficult to keep anything in stock. Tuesday’s sales were up from Monday’s hours before closing time. “I was just looking for something fun that I could share with my friends. We like to match outfits, so we wore cowboy pants in Nashville, so we have some other fun ideas for Kansas City this weekend” , said another fan. Some have a large group of friends heading west, others are traveling with family. “My mom, sister, and I all went to the Kansas City website at 11 a.m. and kept hitting refresh, but we ended up getting tickets on the secondary market,” Krista Palmer said. Palmer originally planned to watch the Bengals in the Super. Bowl, but ticket prices adjusted his expectations. Still, she hopes to see a win at KC like all the other Bengals.

Bengals fans are flocking to stores and gear is flying off the shelves.

Sporting goods stores have a hard time keeping everything black and orange in stock.

After decades of disappointment, fans are ready to throw in the cash to partake in the excitement of the town.

The phones are ringing non-stop and the cash registers are ringing the sales one after the other.

Ben Wessel is 12 years old and only has eyes for one thing.

“Ja’Marr Chase jersey,” he said.

This number 1 jersey is a rare and hard to find commodity.

Koch’s Sporting Goods posted on Twitter that a shipment had arrived.

Then, fans quickly followed.

“We’ve had season tickets since Paul Brown opened and again our whole family is Bengals crazy. We always have been,” Brian Brockhoff said.

Brockhoff collected two jerseys from Sam Hubbard to send to his daughter in Los Angeles.

“She doesn’t have any equipment, so we’re going to put something on her tonight,” he said.

He went to Nashville to cheer on the Bengals and soon he was packing up for Kansas City.

“How can you not support the momentum and energy of the team? The ownership, their family, the coaching staff…it’s magnetic,” Brockhoff said.

Store owners said it was difficult to keep anything in stock.

Tuesday sales were up from Monday a few hours before closing time.

“I was just looking for something fun that I could share with my friends. We love matching outfits, so we wore cowboy pants in Nashville, so we have some other fun ideas for Kansas City this weekend” , said another fan.

Some have a large group of friends heading West, others are traveling with family.

“My mom, sister, and I all went to the Kansas City website at 11 a.m. and kept hitting refresh, but we ended up getting tickets on the secondary market,” Krista Palmer said.

Palmer originally planned to watch the Bengals at the Super Bowl, but ticket prices adjusted his expectations.

Still, she hopes to see a win at KC like all the other Bengals.